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Materials Science at Oxford - Course Outline

First Year

Courses

Directly Examined

  • Structure of materials
  • Transforming materials
  • Properties of materials
  • Maths for materials and earth sciences

Continual assessment

  • Crystallography classes
  • Practical work

Additional elements

  • IT skills
  • Engineering drawing classes
  • Industrial visits
  • Foreign language (optional)
  • Career planning

Assessment

First University exams
Four written papers, continual evaluation components equivalent to a fifth paper

Second Year

Courses

Directly examined

  • Electronic properties of materials
  • Structure and transformation of materials
  • Engineering applications of materials
  • Mechanical properties
  • Supplementary subject (optional)
  • Foreign language (optional)

Continual assessment

  • Industrial visits
  • Practical work
  • Entrepreneurship course, evaluated by written business plan

Additional elements

  • Mathematics
  • Industrial talks
  • Experimental error analysis
  • Communication skills

Third Year

Courses

Directly Examined

  • Option courses in materials

Continual assessment

  • Team design project, evaluated by oral presentation and written report
  • Characterization of Materials or Materials modelling module examined by written report
  • Industrial visits

Assessment

Final University exams, Part I
Six written papers, continual evaluation components equivalent to a further two papers

Forth Year

Courses

Research project (full-time)
Additional elements

  • Presentation skills
  • Industrial visits
  • Project management skills
  • Information skills
  • Careers events
  • Foreign language option
  • Writing skills and IPR
  • Environmental management
  • Quality management
  • Workshop skills

Assessment

  • Final University exams, Part II (equivalent to 4 papers)
  • Part II dissertation submitted and examined
  • Oral examination of project dissertation

A Weekly Timetable

During the first and second year, the course work is divided between lectures, practical exercises and tutorials. Generally, the work for each class or tutorials is expected to take six-eight hours. The third year starts with a two-week design project and about two classes/tutorials and eight lectures per week for the first two terms. The first two weeks of the second term of third year are devoted to the coursework-based module selected from two options: Materials modelling or Characterization of materials.

The third term is devoted to revision. The fourth year comprises a full-time supervised research project. In this term, students will learn how to break down a complex problem design a model or an experiment, maintain systematic records, manage time and project, write a substantial report and present the work orally. Students may use these skills to other career path. Many employers seek for students with these skills set.


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